Carson Hill

Ca Hwy 4 (MP 3.3), 3.7 mi S of Angels Camp, CA


"CARSON HILL - Gold was discovered in the creek just below here in 1848 by James H. Carson, whose name was given to the creek, hill, and town. In November 1854 the largest gold nugget in California, weighing 195 pounds troy, was found. It was worth $43,000 at that time." - California Historic Landmark No.274

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  • March 29, 2019: Added by Richard Doody


  • Richard Doody